Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The North Canton City Schools Board of Education will hear about the city's Master Plan at its meeting tonight. Read on to see what else is in store.
North Canton City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Hoover High School Media Center. We've highlighted some agenda items for, but you can check out the full agenda in the PDFs section of this update.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Pat Yagielski started working for the city as a crossing guard in 1978 before becoming a part-time dispatcher in 1985. She retired Friday after serving nearly 17 years as chief dispatcher
Pat Yagielski, chief dispatcher at the North Canton Police Department said goodbye after 33 years working for the city. She started off as a crossing guard, then joined the police department as a part-time dispatcher in 1985. Yagielski thanked many people at her retirement part inside North Canton City Hall Friday, her last day. She also talked about some of her responsibilities as chief dispatcher and some of the challenges she faced on the job. "It was also very difficult at times to take your suicide calls and the death of someone in a family and knowing you could only empathize and not stay on the [phone] too long and sympathize, but just to let them know you truly cared," she said. "You constantly had to show your compassion, caring …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Michael Grimes stepped into the role of North Canton city administrator today after serving as the city's police chief for 11 years
After serving his last day as North Canton’s chief of police Tuesday, Michael Grimes steps into the position as city administrator today. He didn’t have too far to go, though. The job takes him from the lower level of North Canton City Hall to an office on the first floor. He’ll use the same parking lot, work in the same building and surround himself with the city’s key players he already has worked with for years. “The difference is going to be I’m no longer a police officer,” Grimes said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m going to have to dial the police, which is going to be different.” Joining the force in 1978, Grimes has been North Canton's police chief for 11 years. As city administrator, Grimes will oversee city departments and field …
Lt. Ronald Steadman retired from the North Canton Police Department Tuesday
The North Canton Police Department has one fewer marksman, jokester and cop with an eye for catching the bad guy. Lt. Ronald Steadman said goodbye to the department Tuesday at his retirement ceremony in North Canton City Hall, and dozens gathered around to see him off. The 37-year veteran is off to Florida with his wife Patricia to enjoy his time off. What else is in store for him? “A lot of motorcycle riding and golfing, and kind of relaxing until I get bored,” said Steadman, who joined the department in 1973 as an auxiliary officer. He said he’s proud of his time in North Canton and was looked to as the officer who could find the criminal. That’s something the whole force appreciated about him, said City Administrator Michael Grimes, …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Only one resident offered an opinion when council met Monday night
North Canton City Council heard from only one resident regarding the retirement payout of unused sick time when it met Monday night. Discussion about retirement payout took up much of this past week’s council meeting, and council members had asked city residents and employees to come forward with their input. The resident who spoke last night said many people’s sick time and vacation days don’t roll over, so cutting back on city employees’ retirement payout would be both modest and reasonable in his opinion. Council members said at the Jan. 24 meeting the payout is unlimited now, per state requirements, but they hope to limit it to the state minimum. Council Vice President Jon Snyder said that limitation would mean employees get 25 percent…
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Council members ask for city employees’ and residents’ input as they move forward in their discussion
North Canton City Council spent a majority of its time Monday night discussing whether it should reduce employees’ retirement payout of unused sick time to smaller, fixed amounts. City employees are eligible upon retirement for a payout of sick time not used. Council members said the payout is unlimited now, per state requirements, but they hope to limit it to the state minimum. Council Vice President Jon Snyder said that limitation would mean employees get 25 percent of 30 days’ sick time. Councilwoman Marcia Kiesling said she was “bothered” by what she sees as an excessive amount of retirement payout for sick time and said she would be glad to scale it back. Councilman Dan Peters stressed the importance of giving the issue three reads so…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Police department says goodbye to longtime employee
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- Nick Rock
Friday, January 14, 2011
Lt. Joseph Nist worked his last day at the North Canton Police Department today. Chief Mike Grimes, soon-to-be director of administration, hosted a party in his honor at the North Canton City Hall.